July 12, 2011
This fabulous meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, and this week's topic is authors we are dying to meet! I have way more than 10 since we almost never get authors coming to the Vancouver area. Come to Canada, YA authors! We are very nice here! :D
In no particular order...
1.) Meg Cabot. I really don't think I need to give an explanation for this.
2.) Suzanne Collins. Same here.
3.) J.K. Rowling. Ditto.
3.) Scott Westerfeld — love his Uglies series! And plus he just seems cool and he's one-half of a married writing couple, which is awesome. Would love to meet his wife Justine Larbalestier too!
4.) Gail Carson Levine — because I adore Ella Enchanted to pieces.
5.) Jean Little — when I was a kid I *loved* From Anna, it was my absolute favourite book for a long time.
6.) Tamora Pierce — her Song of the Lioness series was the one that got me into YA fantasy. Before then, I was all about the realistic reads and didn't really see the point of fantasy. Now, I can't get enough of it. Thank you Tamora Pierce!
7.) Phyllis Reynolds Naylor — her Alice series were some of my favourites back in the teenage years. I grew up along with Alice (although I'm now older than her, of course, since her aging was considerably slowed by the requirements of book production) and Naylor skilfully combines humor and heartfelt emotion.
8.) Patricia Wrede — I love her Enchanted Forest Chronicles as well as Sorcery & Cecelia. Her books are so much fun!
9.) Jaclyn Moriarty — if she's half as funny in real life as her characters are, I'm sure I would be splitting my sides laughing after two minutes of conversation with her.
10.) Jane Austen — well, I'd kinda *have* to die to meet her. But it would be so worth it if I got her autograph :D
There are plenty more but those are the ten I narrowed it down to!